Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort is being lined up to host the Ryder Cup within the next 10 years.
A massive redevelopment of the course is at an advanced stage under the supervision of the world’s leading golf course designer, Tom Fazio.
The design provides for the construction of a massive viewing point around the 18th hole and fairways and greens are being remodelled.
The news comes as JP McManus, owner of the resort, yesterday announced that his huge Pro-Am is to return to Adare in 2020.
The JP McManus Invitational Golf Pro-Am, which has raised up to €100m for charities and hosted players such as Tiger Woods, will take place in July 2020.
A spokesperson for Mr McManus said: “It is hoped the Pro-Am will coincide with European Capital of Culture in 2020, for which Limerick has been short-listed.
“If Limerick is successful, The JP McManus Pro-Am will become one of the key calendar events for the European Capital of Culture celebrations in Limerick in that year.”
The Pro-Am has attracted the world’s leading golfers, celebrities, and business leaders. A record 80,000 spectators attended the last event in 2010.
All the proceeds of the JP McManus Invitational Pro Am go to support Mid-West charities and groups that work with underprivileged and disadvantaged people across a number of sectors.
A construction team of almost 100 is working on the new course.
As part of the redesign of the golf course tens of thousands of tons of sand has been brought in from Tipperary and Wexford and the fairways have been resurfaced.
One source said the new course will be Ireland’s answer to the Augusta National, the famous course in the US which hosts the Masters tournament.
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